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For Our Summer Events
Resources from June 28th service
Thank you to those who joined us for the June 28th service on race, white supremacy, and anti-racism. It was a difficult and powerful service, which can be viewed on our CUUF YouTube channel or via this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acK5FFsI6eU&t=2s
Here are the resources mentioned in the service:
Me and White Supremacy: A 28-Day Challenge to Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor leads readers through a journey of understanding their white privilege and participation in white supremacy, so that they can stop (often unconsciously) inflicting damage on black, indigenous and people of color, and in turn, help other white people do better, too.
Sunday, July 19th
11:30 AM - 2 PM
Annual Picnic and Summer Gathering
Cornucopia Beach Swenson Pavilion
Our tradition is to host a potluck-style picnic, but this year we ask that you bring your own picnic food, beverages, and service as we adapt to sharing a meal in the time of COVID-19.
The pavilion is located next to the artesian well. This is just east of the marina and adjacent to the playground and old boats on the beach. Cornucopia Beach is open to the public but large enough to allow for social distancing while also spending time together. Bring your own beach chairs and blankets! Please note that the picnic will be cancelled if it rains. If the weather is questionable, please contact Adam at 651-303-6931.
Sunday, August 16
Poetry Service - Location: TBD
Each of us is made up of a multitude of experiences and is influenced by where and who we come from. We are made up of these stories and to know these stories is to be able to know one’s unique identity in the world. This is one of the key ways we can know and fully appreciate another person and recognize that each individual, with the complex multiplicities of identity, is beloved.
George Ella Lyon is the author of the poem Where I’m From. The poem became a national project for which people from around the country use the format of her poem to write their own. At our annual poetry service, you are invited to complete and share a Where I’m From poem (see info on pages 4 and 5 of the Summer/June newsletter) or to bring a different poem that speaks to you about the values and experiences that are close to you.
Working with the poem Where I'm From by George Ella Lyon:
This will be our final summer service. Tentative location is Memorial Park, Washburn; however, Memorial Park is currently closed and a decision is pending about whether or not it will open for the summer. Keep checking our website or watch your emails for updates.
We welcome your donation on our virtual-pass-the-plate offering. Please click on the donate button at the bottom of this page. Thank you!